LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grind House Comics (Grindhousecomics.com) is proud to bring "ROWDY RODDY PIPER MONSTER KILLER" to the world. Get the real scoop about Rod's life, his mission and the way he's been secretly saving humanity for the past 30 years. While wrestling gave him the cover, Rod's real job wasn't something he chose - it was handed down to him by his ancestors and now it's time for Rod to pass it along to his son, Colt, who thinks Rod abandoned him and who wants nothing to do with him. Due to the combined talents of Joe Lusko, renowned artist creating the cover, to the remarkable story by Ian Edington and the incredible interior art by Cliff Richards, this graphic novel is a piece of work sure to become a collector's item for generations to come.
Sean Skelding, "Grind House Comics" Publisher, noted, "Grind House Comics is honored to have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Piper on one of his last big projects before his unexpected passing." Roddy passed away of cardiac arrest on July 31, 2015 at the age of 61.
His job was to make you hate him when he stepped into the ring, but before the ring he was born Roderick George Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from parents of Scottish descent. Mr. Piper had been a professional wrestler since the age of 15 and, to date, still holds the title of "youngest wrestler in the history of professional wrestling." He went on to win the Golden Gloves Boxing Championship while in his teens. At 14 years of age, Roddy was the fifth-ranked bagpipe player in the world. Mr. Piper was awarded a Black Belt from the world-renowned Judo Gene Label and has held more than 38 professional wrestling titles. His lengthy career brought him to the ring to do battle in over 7,000 professional matches. He found himself jumping onto the silver screen in 1988 with John Carpenter's movie "THEY LIVE," where he famously came to kick ass and chew bubblegum. With more than 70 films under his belt and hundreds of live TV shows, his name is known worldwide.
WWE's Vince McMahon thoughts on Roddy - "... the greatest villain in the history of pro wrestling." Having joined the WWE in 1984, Roddy hosted his own interview segment, Piper's Pit. Piper's Pit making Roddy one of the WWE's most talked-about performers. In 1985, he first crossed paths with Hulk Hogan and the rest is history. They became the two biggest box office superstars in the history of the WWE. It was WrestleMania 1, with the main event of Piper and Paul Orndorff teamed against Hogan and Mr. T that put the WWE on the map. Piper, in 2005, was still headlining and this time it was on WrestleMania 21, April 3rd, in Hollywood, when he presented his infamous Piper's Pit with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
A well-earned induction into the WWE Hall of Fame honored Rowdy Roddy Piper in 2005 at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood; Roddy's longtime nemesis, 16-time world champion, Ric Flair, when doing the introduction, said, "Roddy Piper is the most talented man in the history of professional wrestling. Bar none!" In 2012, Rowdy Roddy was again awarded the distinguished title of the "greatest heel in the history of professional wrestling."
To quote the legend himself, "And remember, when you go to sleep tonight, I'll be under your bed" - Roddy Piper. Now in 2015, "ROWDY RODDY PIPER MONSTER KILLER" is here and ready for the masses to enjoy. Graphic novel, novel tee shirts and poster now available exclusively on Amazon.com. Grind House Comics will also be releasing "Escape From The Dead" in the coming months.
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